Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been slammed by the Buddhist community on social media after he uploaded a photo of himself posing with one of his legs on top of a Buddha statue.
Obviously angered by Ronaldo’s pose, many Buddhists on social media have called him all sort of names. The critics took to his (Ronaldo) Instagram page to vent their anger, adding that they are no longer his fans. They also ordered him to delete the photo.
Some even went as far as cursing him, saying calamity will befall his career because of the photo.
The power of the Buddha cannot be downsized as it is believed that Leicester City’s Premier League triumph last season can be attributed to spiritual support they got from some monks.
At a special shrine surrounded by Buddhist statues and hangings installed by Mr Vichai – the monks, led by assistant Abbott Phra Prommangkalachan, offer the players what they call “spiritual support”.